What To Do
Plymouth Abounds with Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
Visitors find Plymouth a fantastic place to visit because there is always something fun to do. Art, history, entertainment, golf or outdoor activities are all part of what makes everyday in Plymouth a great adventure.
Arts and Entertainment
Boutiques and Antiques:
Home accessories, clothing stores, and antique stores are located throughout the Plymouth area. From Downtown Plymouth to Old Village there are treasures to be found throughout the area
Plymouth is home to some of southeast Michigan’s best festivals. In January there is the International Ice Spectacular, in May it is the Green Street Fair, in July it is the Arts Festival, and in September it is the Fall Festival. To learn more about these festivals, go to the Events section of this web site.
Located in the heart of downtown Plymouth, the historic 1941 Penn Theater is a classic single-screen cinema experience featuring current second run movies, independent films, classic movies, and live performances. Movies at the Penn run on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. The Theater is managed by the Friends of Penn, a non-profit organization with the purpose of preserving the theatre.
To see the Penn Theatre movie schedule go to: www.penntheatre.com.
Plymouth Historical Museum:
The 26,000 square foot museum features a 19th Century Victorian recreation of Main Street and an extensive Lincoln collection housed in a separate room off of Main Street. There is also a Timeline of Plymouth History featuring displays on the Daisy Air Rifle Factory (Red Rider), Alter Motor Car, World War II, a 50’s soda shop, and much more. The museum also runs special exhibits that bring a new flavor to the museum three times a year. For more information on the Historical Museum, visit www.plymouthhistory.org.
Every Saturday in May through mid-October, the Plymouth Farmers Market is open at the Gathering in Downtown Plymouth. Fresh produce, arts and crafts, and other items are available from 7:30-12:30 on Saturday mornings.
Concerts in the Park:
The tradition in Plymouth is to come downtown to Kellogg Park on Friday nights in the summer to enjoy concerts by some of Metro Detroit’s best musicians. Thousands of people attend these concerts that range from Rock-n-Roll to Jazz. There are also community band concerts on Thursday nights and children’s concerts on Wednesdays at noon. For concert schedules, go to www.downtownplymouth.org.
USA National Development Team: The U.S. National Hockey Development Under-17 and Under-18 teams call the Plymouth Community home. The Under-17 Team competes in the United States Hockey League and also participates in three international events annually. The U.S. National Under-18 Team’s schedule includes games against NCAA Division I and III opponents, contests versus USHL teams, as well as competition in three international tournaments. www.usahockey.com
The award winning professional orchestras perform music ranging from classical to the pops under the artful eye of long-time Conductor and Music Director Nan Washburn. To see the concert schedule go to www.michiganphil.org.
Plymouth Township Park located at McClumpha and Ann Arbor Trail sits on eighty acres featuring 4 baseball diamonds, playgrounds, walking paths, a fishing pond, and sledding hills. The park also features a “Sprayscape” to create wonderful wet adventures for small children. The area also has many other community parks and sports fields throughout the community. Also, running through Plymouth Township is Hines Park that is operated by Wayne County. The park is 15 miles long spanning across many communities in western Wayne County. The park has a river running through it and is full of opportunities for boating, fishing, picnics, hiking, biking, and many other great activities.
There are many outstanding golf courses throughout metro Detroit and the Plymouth Community has their share of them.